Kris Murphy & Elaine Shankland


Office: Kris: 206-380-5287
Mobile: Elaine: 206-349-6975


A Truly Professional Team

When you engage the team of Key To Seattle, you are associating with a group of highly acclaimed professionals in the Seattle Real Estate community. Having been recognized by Seattle Magazine as the “Best in Client Satisfaction” for many years running, they have also been consistently rated as Zillow five star agents by their clients.


You will always have all members of this team working for you; either directly with you, or supporting you behind the scenes.  They have a passion for real estate, for understanding the market, and for the desire to provide the right solution for your needs, be it buying, selling, or investing in real estate.


Each team member brings unique strengths that add to the overall success of the team. Kris has raised her family in Seattle, and has a deep understanding of the many Seattle neighborhood communities and their unique individual cultures. Elaine adds a strong International flair and global perspective to the team. Both Kris and Elaine came from the technology sector and raised their families here.


Kris and Elaine are long-time residents of several Seattle neighborhoods, including Wallingford, Green Lake, Queen Anne, Matthews Beach, and Leschi. They have had first-hand experience with Urban Village living, supported by the convenience and lifestyle of the total city of Seattle. Your choice of neighborhood is as important to your total living experience as the home you select. The team is thoroughly familiar with most of the diverse neighborhoods of Seattle.


As your team, they will guide you through all of the considerations that will enrich  the lives of you and your family in your new home setting; private and public school locations; local entertainment benefits; access to nearby parks and public recreational areas and the availability of local businesses and services.


The team’s passion and dedication for nurturing a sustainable lifestyle has resulted in their earning the NAR Green Designation. Being fortunate to live in a city that promotes and supports environmental living concepts, they are proud to be a valuable resource, providing advice and information in this field for their clients.  Smaller environmental footprints, more sustainable building materials and increased energy efficiency are features that many of today’s homeowners are seeking in their dwellings.


The team is members of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and KW Luxury Homes International.  They have had a large measure of success in marketing architecturally significant homes and appreciate quality design and the aesthetics of exceptional properties.  The team will venture outside of the normal channels to market Seattle’s finer homes.


If you are buying or selling a home in today’s Real Estate Market, you should seek the best team of professionals available to assist you – the team of Key To Seattle.